While the world may feel dark, seeing Carson Wentz welcome his new Philadelphia Eagles’ teammates should help to brighten up your day.
The world is kind of a rough place at the moment.
Fortunately, we have Carson Wentz to bring levity, charm, and effortless positivity to the entirety of Eagles Nation.
With free agency officially underway as of Wednesday, March 18th at 4 pm EST, the Eagles have been steadily improving their roster with a quintet of veteran additions old and new in Nate Sudfeld, Jalen Mills, Rodney McLeod, Javon Hargrave, and sign-and-tradee Darius Slay. The Eagles may not be done making moves just yet either, as they’ve been linked to Jacksonville Jaguars‘ pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, even if his addition may be a bit too rich for Howie Roseman‘s blood.
And who, you may ask, was there to greet his new teammates right out of the gate? That’s right, none other than Carson James Wentz.
That’s right, after each initial signing was announced – was ‘reportedly’ announced – by the Philadelphia Eagles’ Official Twitter account, Wentz was right there with a retweet congratulating his newest teammate.
First came Sudfeld, Wentz’s past, present, and probably future backup quarterback. Wentz congratulated Sudfeld’s return with a ‘My guy!’ followed by the ‘praising hands’ emoji.
Two days later, Wentz was at it again with a pair of retweets greeting Hargrave and Slay. Slay‘s message was a rather standard ‘Welcome to the squad my man’ followed by a ‘fistbump’ emoji. Good, solid, Slay certainly appreciated the sentiment liked by 17.2 thousand fans. As for Wentz’s message to Hargrave, well, that has to be seen to be believed.
Wentz is 100 percent right, pairing up Hargrave with Fletcher Cox in the trenches is going to be a scary thing. ‘Muscle’ emoji indeed.
For those who care, Wentz hasn’t acknowledged McLeod or Mills’ new contracts, but to be fair, neither has the Eagles’ Twitter account, so I wouldn’t penalize him too much just yet.
Alright, alright, is this really ‘newsworthy’, um, news? No, probably not, but it is encouraging. After being lambasted unfairly for being a ‘bad teammate’ by an anonymous source inside the locker room, Wentz has had to constantly prove that he’s a leader of men in a way few other quarterbacks are tasked with in the NFL. Sharing a few Tweets may be a small gesture, but in doing so, Wentz set the tone for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020, and in my opinion, that’s pretty cool.